Monday, May 7, 2018

Mambo Hugs

Hello friends!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Mary is hosting this week and she has chosen Melon Mambo, Lemon Time Twist and Black, with a dessert option to make a last minute Mother's Day card.  I opted for no dessert this week.

My card ended up being so different from what I originally planned to make, which was to watercolor a floral image (no surprise there to anyone that follows my blog!) but just wasn't  inspired and wanted to try something different.  I decided to use the SugarPea Card Front Element Builder dies for my card design.

I started by die cutting both the white panel and Melon Mambo designer paper with the scallop border die, then used the angled border die to cut the dsp a second time.  After adhering to the white panel, the sentiment was stamped and heat set with clear embossing powder.  I added the hearts with Melon Mambo ink and later covered the hearts with shimmer and Glossy Accents.  I let the glaze dry overnight then layered the die cut panel on slightly larger pieces of Lemon Lime Twist and Black card stock.

The embellishments take me back a few years when I always added ribbon and buttons to my card.  I have a good sized stash of SU buttons and while I rarely use them anymore, I have not yet been able to relinquish ownership (maybe at my next Garage Sale).  So I thought it would be fun to give my card this bit of retro embellishment.

Thanks for visiting today, it's always so appreciated!  I hope you'll use the link above to check and the Color Challenge and hopefully join us this week!


Product details
Stamps:  That Is All (WPlus9)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Brights dsp stack
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Melon Mambo
Other:  Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Glossy Accents, Black Baker's Twine, Neutrals button, SugarPea Card Front Element Builder dies

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